Tofino and sharing crabs with bears


I had an amazing experience earlier this year in Tofino, in the wilds of Vancouver Island. I’m thrilled that Lonely Planet published the story.

First, we soothed our souls watching the waves at Pacific Sands Beach Resort. Then we went out on the water with Tofino Resort + Marina’s Adventure Centre to go bear watching and crabbing. Afterward, Canada’s Top Chef, Paul Moran at 1909 Kitchen, cooked up our crab into an incredible feast.

Here’s the story, with thanks to Lonely Planet: A wild epicurean adventure through Vancouver Island’s Tofino.

More of my Tofino writing is on the Canada page (scroll down to B.C.).

This adventure and my first trip to Tofino were thanks to a press trip from Tofino Tourism, Pacific Sands Beach Resort, and BC Ferries. As is my standard, no one other than me and my editor reviewed or approved my writing. 


6 responses to “Tofino and sharing crabs with bears

  1. TravelEater: YES, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada-SADLY, I never made it to TOFINO; though I have been To Nanaimo, Victoria, etc., and YES…BEAUTIFUL PLUS…including The Ferry Ride from Horseshoe Bay, B.C., Canada, AND BACK to the B.C., MAINLAND!!!


  2. Hi Johanna.

    Hope this email finds you well. It’s been a while. Missing your travel posts and with covid restrictions easing, hopefully they will resume 👍🏻

    I’m planning a trip to Vancouver island at the end of March with husband, and brother and his wife and wondered if you have any travel suggestions for that area (Port Renfrew, Tofino, etc)

    Looking forward to hearing back.

    Thanks Johanna

    Take care.

    Sent from my iPhone


    • Hi Lee-Ann
      Indeed it’s been more than a year since I’ve written any posts at all for this website! I focus my time writing magazine articles instead. Glad you found this page, as it is up to date with my Tofino articles. The Lonely Planet piece recommends my favourite whale watching company and a great restaurant (the chef has changed, but it’s still one of the best in the area). Hope you have great trip!


  3. I’m interested in your impressions of the Trans Canadian Highway?
    How do you find out about such pristine places like this?


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